contraer translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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contraer

  
a       vt  
1      [+enfermedad]   to contract frm  , catch
2      [+compromiso]   to make, take on  
  [+obligación]  
to take on, contract frm     
  [+deuda, crédito]  
to incur, contract frm     
contraer matrimonio (con algn)      to marry (sb)  
contrajo parentesco con la familia real      frm   she married into the royal family  
3      [+costumbre]   to get into, acquire frm  
4      [+músculo, nervio]   to contract  
tenía el rostro contraído por el dolor      his face was contorted o twisted with pain  
tanta pobreza le contrajo el corazón      such poverty made his heart bleed  
5      [+metal, objeto]   to cause to contract  
la humedad contrae las cuerdas      dampness causes the ropes to contract  
b    contraerse      vpr  
1    [músculo, nervio]   to contract  
se le quedó el músculo contraído      his muscle contracted o tightened  
2    [objeto, material]   to contract
3      (Ling)   to contract
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
contraer deudas exp.
to get into debt

Entry related to:deuda

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'contraer' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer matrimonio
exp.
contraer cargas financieras en exceso
v.
1) contraerse (vi), 2) contraer (vt)
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"contraer": examples and translations in context
Creo que ahora estamos en condiciones de contraer nuevos compromisos. I believe we are now in a position to enter into new undertakings.
Las partes no ponen especial interés en contraer acuerdos. The social partners are not terribly keen to enter into agreements.
Estoy convencido de que aquellos que tienen más deben contraer un compromiso especial. I am convinced that those who have more to give should make a special commitment.
No puedo contraer ningún compromiso en nombre del Gobierno griego, solo puedo ofrecerles la ayuda que estamos ofreciendo. I cannot make any commitments on behalf of the Greek Government, however; I can only offer the help that we are offering.
Deberíamos preguntarles a los Intactos cómo evitan contraer la enfermedad. Perhaps we should ask the Untouched how they avoid contracting the disease.
Como grupo, están especialmente expuestos a contraer y contagiar la enfermedad. As a group they are especially vulnerable to contracting and transmitting the disease.
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